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Meaning and name origin

Beryl \b(e)-ryl, ber-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced BEHR-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Beryl is "light green semiprecious gemstone". The word is of Indian origin, from the Sanskrit term "veruliya". The beryl was considered a token of good luck. Biblical: the eighth foundation stone of the wall of New Jerusalem was made of beryl. The name came into fashion at the end of the 19th century. Author Beryl Markham.

Beryl has 7 variant forms: Beril, Berri, Berrie, Berry, Beryle, Berylla and Beryn.

For more information, see also related girl names Cheryl and Jewel.

There is 1 masculine form of Beryl: Berilo.


Beryl is a very popular first name for females (#948 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Beryl for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beryl name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beryl outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beryl and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Beryl, Cheryl and Jewel. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beryl, Cheryl, Jewel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cheryl, Jewel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Keryl, Meryl and Teryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Beryl.


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